Additional Participants

Research Assistants

Ann W. Acheson, University of Maine
John R. Bort, University of Maine
Jayne Lello, University of Maine
Marcos Miller, University of Rhode Island
John J. Poggie, Jr., University of Rhode Island
Richard B. Pollnac, University of Rhode Island
Robert Reidman, University of Maine
James A. Wilson, University of Maine


Toby Lazarowitz, University of Maine
John Van Maanen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Partner Organizations

Maine Sea Grant
Marine Advisory Services
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Rhode Island

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

Grant Number

NSF Grant No. AER 7706018

Submission Date



This volume provides baseline data on the fishing communities and fisheries of New England, information on key values and social institutions, and a model for applying social science information to problems of fisheries management. Articles presented on institutions and values range from discussions of occupational commitment and types of fishermen and fish markets to studies of fishermen's wives and kinship. Several types of innovation, including a metal lobster trap and electronic fishing gear, are reported, and the social and economic factors that determine their adoption or non-adoption are considered. Four articles on applications of social and economic information to specific problems facing managers of New England fisheries are included.

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